Build it up, tear it down

The Culture Secretary is a little bit barmy. She has suggested that listed buildings could be replicated in virtual walkthroughs and demolished if they got in the way of major new developments. I’m sure there are lots of historic buildings that aren’t so well put together and some homes aren’t that environmentally friendly, but this is the sort of attitude that saw Manchester’s centre gutted and replaced with the abomination that is the Arndale.

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